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[edit] Background

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath follows the adventures of a bounty hunter named Stranger as he pursues and captures dangerous outlaws in exchange for money; the money is very important, Stranger is apparently very ill and requires a complex surgery which is expensive. Stranger must earn more money by collecting bounties so that he can have his surgery.

This is the fourth game in the Oddworld Series and is an Xbox exclusive title. A HD remake of the game was released in 2011 for a variety of platforms.

[edit] Gameplay

The game is focused on two main mechanics, locating outlaws and capturing them. Exploring the area is important to progress through the game; this includes climbing up ropes to reach higher levels and jumping across platforms to reach new areas. Exploring the world and attacking enemies with melee is done in third person mode.

While the majority of the game is played in third person, using long ranged weapons to attack with causes the game to move into first person. Players can use some level of stealth to sneak up on enemies if they wish and lure them into a better position; the player can also approach the enemy from the front. Enemies can be taken dead or alive in order to complete the bounty however live captives provide a much greater monetary reward; to capture an outlaw alive they must be stunned first.

There are also some RPG elements where the player can upgrade their weapons and armor to suit their playstyle.

[edit] HD Remake

Stranger's Wrath HD was released in 2011 with some enhancements. The game received improved character textures, remastered dialogue and the game has also seen changed made to support PlayStation Move.

Minor enhancements were also made to bring the visuals to 720p and to add achievements to the game.

[edit] Features

Two view modes – Use first person for greater aim and third person to explore the world in

Explore – Travel around the cities, use rope to climb up to new areas and jump across platforms

Capture outlaws – Take them in dead or alive and collect the bounty money

Stealth mechanics – Sneak up on the outlaws and lure them into better positions.

Upgrade – Level up items, weapons and gear to find the right playstyle

[edit] Players liked:

  • Nice weapons
  • Good story length
  • Combines third person and first person well

[edit] Players didn't like:

  • Poor voice acting
  • No replay value
  • Repetitious level design

[edit] Hardware

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath was first released for the Xbox in 2005, the HD remake was released in 2010 for a variety of platforms.

In 2010 the HD remake was released for PC and PlayStation 3; it was later released for the PlayStation Vita in 2011 and the Wii U in 2013. A mobile version of the game was also released for iOS and Android devices in 2014.

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Oddworld: The Hand of Odd revived, Stranger's Wrath HD delayed

Two of many projects in the works

May 02, 2011, by Sean Ridgeley | 2 comments
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath 1.1 patch, Munch's Oddysee update 1 released

Major issues fixed, community requests accommodated

Jan 21, 2011, by Sean Ridgeley | 2 comments
Major patches, improvements coming to Oddboxx

Developer working on bringing ports up to par

Dec 23, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments
Oddboxx launches with PC enhancements, more to come

Plus: free soundtrack sampler available now

Dec 20, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments
Oddboxx priced at $25, launching December 20 with 50% discount

Individual purchases are an option, too

Dec 17, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 6 comments
Oddboxx on track for the holidays

Munch's Oddysee, Stranger's Wrath debuting on PC with old friends

Dec 06, 2010, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Dec 20, 2010 (PC)
    • Jan 25, 2005 (Xbox)
    • Q2 2005 CANCELLED (PS2)
  • Europe: Mar 4, 2005
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